On Sunday, December 20th, at 4 PM the Middleburg Concert Series will present the final performance of its 2015 season, with a celebration of Christmas music. In addition to traditional pieces, the performance will showcase a cantata by acclaimed contemporary composer, conductor and humorist Pepper Choplin entitled “I Hear The Prophet Callin’”. Mr. Choplin who has performed his original compositions at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and all over the United States incorporates folk, jazz, gospel and sacred music into his cantatas.
Major sponsors for the concert are Greenhill Winery & Vineyards and StoneSprings Hospital Center. There will be an opportunity to visit with the artists and the major sponsors in the fellowship hall immediately following the concert with refreshments provided by the Goodstone Inn and Restaurant. Greenhill will offer its new honey products for sale and representatives from StoneSprings Hospital Center will be available to provide more information about their brand new hospital on Route 50.
Performing during the concert will be the combined choirs of First Baptist Church of Winchester (directed by Lori Horne) and Middleburg United Methodist Church (directed by Karen Chase), organists Larry and Sue Correll, violinists Cynthia Saucedo and Enrique Reynosa, Maryory Serrano playing the viola, and Alan Saucedo playing the cello. Featured vocal soloists will be well known local talents Sarah Brissing and Karen Chase.
This inaugural year has been hugely successful for the Middelburg Concert Series, exemplified by the increase in attendance at every concert as well as the growth in the quality and breadth of individual and business sponsors. The goal of the concert series continues to be to provide the opportunity for area residents and visitors to enjoy virtuoso performances by Kennedy Center level artists. The concerts and reception are free. Donations are welcome. Middleburg United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Washington and Pendleton Streets in the village of Middleburg.